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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Vātī̆cānus (Vatican Hill), ultimately from vāticinārī (to prophesy, oracle). 'Vatican', a name dating back to the Roman Republic, would be the place from where prophecies would be issued.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈvæ.tɪ.kən/
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Vatican

  1. The official residence of the Pope within Vatican City.
  2. The papal government; the papacy, the Holy See.
  3. (for short) Vatican City.
  4. Roman Catholicism.

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Vatican (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the Vatican City state.

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